A Fast Parallel Algorithm for Delay Partial Differential Equations Modeling the Cell Cycle in Cell Lines Derived from Human Tumors

  • Barbara Zubik-KowalEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics book series (PROMS, volume 94)


We present a fast numerical algorithm for solving delay partial differential equations that model the growth of human tumor cells. The undetermined model parameters need to be estimated according to experimental data and it is desired to shorten the computational time needed in estimating them. To speed up the computations, we present an algorithm invoking parallelization designed for arbitrary numbers of available processors. The presented numerical results demonstrate the efficiency of the algorithm.


Delay partial differential equations Cell division cycle Parallel algorithm Parallel computations Computational efficiency 



The work was partially supported by BSU COAS grant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsBoise State UniversityBoiseUSA

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